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#1 Tuboscocca

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:23

This year Jan and Kevin Magnussen are doing parallel careers in Formula 1 and Tudor/WEC championships...The Mansells , the Brundles (in Sportscars), the Andrettis , the Unsers spring to my mind..

 

Were (are) there other two generations combinations of race drivers??? Hope this wasn't discussed already??

 

Best regards Michael


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#2 E.B.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:00

The names Vogler and Vukovich spring to mind.

#3 Tuboscocca

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:36

..and the two KURTs  .Kurt Ahrens SENIOR and Junior--both in Formula Juniors..

 

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#4 Allan Lupton

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:46

Too many to list in UK Club racing, as it is/was quite the normal thing.



#5 Tim Murray

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:48

Louis Rosier and his son Jean-Louis won Le Mans together in 1950.



#6 D-Type

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:05

I believe that Stuart Lewis-Evans and "Pop" Lewis-Evans raced against one another in 1950's Formula 3



#7 E.B.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:06

The McElreaths.

#8 Tuboscocca

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:37



The Prosts (Alain+Nicolas) in Ice racing..

 

Must confess 'not so sparkling' topic...too many... :stoned:

 

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#9 Emery0323

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 15:25

Like Indycar, there are a lot of examples in NASCAR:  the Pettys, the Allisons, the Earnhardts, Buck and Buddy Baker, etc., just to name a few, had overlapping father/son careers.



#10 Tuboscocca

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 15:52

Like Indycar, there are a lot of examples in NASCAR:  the Pettys, the Allisons, the Earnhardts, Buck and Buddy Baker, etc., just to name a few, had overlapping father/son careers.

I agree!! Stupid topic!! Maybe we should switch to: Fathers/daughters (ICKX) or mothers/daughters??? :clap:

 

Michael



#11 D-Type

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 16:19

Mothers/Daughters - did Aileen Moss and Pat Moss ever compete against each other?



#12 Tuboscocca

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 16:22

Mothers/Daughters - did Aileen Moss and Pat Moss ever compete against each other?

Good question--next one??

SIR Stirling should know??

Michael



#13 Michael Ferner

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 20:10

I think Ted Hartley actually competed for several years after son Gene retired. A bit like Jim McElreath, but for less tragic reasons.



#14 Glengavel

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 06:25

In rallying, the McRae family.



#15 Allan Lupton

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:48

Mothers/Daughters - did Aileen Moss and Pat Moss ever compete against each other?

I'm pretty sure Aileen didn't compete post-war, probably as the result of family responsibilities. Pat started in the 1950s IIRC



#16 Tim Murray

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:14

In her autobiography (The story so far) Pat related that in her first ever rally, in March 1954, she competed against her mother, who was navigated by Ken Gregory's secretary. Pat was very pleased to beat her mum both in the overall event and in the driving tests which concluded it. It was obviously a fairly minor event, though.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:25

Must confess 'not so sparkling' topic...too many... :stoned:

 

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We could always do mothers & sons  ;)



#18 D-Type

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:05

Mothers/daughters (2)

Did Pat's co-driver Anne Wisdom ever compete against her mum, 'Bill' Wisdom, wife of driver and journalist Tommy Wisdom?



#19 Tuboscocca

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:35

Must confess 'not so sparkling' topic...too many... :stoned:

 

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We could always do mothers & sons  ;)

..and for Extra-points: mothers/step-sons?? :clap:

 

 

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#20 LotusElise

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 17:21

There have been both daughter/mother and son/mother driver and navigator pairings in rallying. Molly and Coral Taylor are currently competing together.

I can't think of any specific rallies where Bill and Ann Wisdom were both in action, but their careers did just about overlap.

 

On the circuits, Jacques Laffite occasionally comes out of retirement, and sometimes in the same events as daughter Margot.

Melanie Snow and her son Maddison drove in some ALMS events together in 2012, I think, in a Porsche. Further back, Lieve Thiron and her son Mathieu Geerinckx (and Mathieu's father, Dirk Geerinckx) all raced in Belcar in the early 2000s. 



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:11

Here in the Northwest, there were:

 

Harry Eyerly and sons Larry and Mike

Monte Shelton and son Neil

G.B. Sterne and son Bob

 

VInce H.